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Obituaries

Arnold ‘Arky’ Wiebenga

FULTON — Arnold D. “Arky” Wiebenga, 76, of Fulton died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Windsor Manor in Morrison.

Arky was born Feb. 18, 1941, in Clinton, Iowa, to Claude A. and Minnie A. (Bielema) Wiebenga. He was educated in the Fulton Grade Schools and was a 1959 graduate of Fulton High School in Fulton. Arky married Sally Dornbush on Aug. 26, 1959, in Albany.

He was first employed by Service Soft/Culligan Water Conditioning in Clinton, Iowa. He later worked for Sethness Products in Clinton, retiring in 2003. Following retirement, he worked as a self-employed painter.

Arky was a member of the Second Reformed Church in Fulton and the church’s Men’s Brotherhood. He also served as deacon and elder. Arky served as a Little League baseball coach and more recently was an active volunteer with the Fulton Food Pantry. He enjoyed bowling, collecting toy tractors, gardening and yardwork. He considered himself a “farmer” in many respects.

Survivors include his wife, Sally; two daughters, Dawn (Dean) Petrie of Galesburg and Susan (Joel) Quiram of Princeton; one son, Terry Wiebenga of Normal; five grandsons; one sister, Janice (Howard) VanZuiden of Fulton; and two brothers, Robert (Darlene) Wiebenga and Harlan (Betty) Wiebenga, both of Fulton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Stephan, pastor of Second Reformed Church in Fulton, officiating. Interment will be at the Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the funeral home

Memorials to Second Reformed Church and Alzheimer’s Association have been established.

To send online condolences, visit www.bosmarenkes.com.

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